Resources

Resources for schools & groups, kids & families and adults.

Includes activities, online learning programs, games, school resources, fact sheets and more. Some learning resources require the Adobe Flash Player which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.


Resource List

  • Freshwater Crayfish (302 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Freshwater crayfish are bottom-dwelling opportunistic scavengers. A large part of their diet consists of rotting leaves and other plant detritus. In captivity, they can be fed a wide variety of foods including vegetables, fish food and chicken pellets.
  • Frogs factsheet (1078 KB) pdf document iconThis Factsheet is designed for primary aged children and explains the threats to native frog species resulting from a loss of their habitat, climate change and aquatic competitors like the cane toad.
  • Frogs in the GardenFrogs in the Garden (219 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet


    Brisbane is a haven for frogs. About thirty-six different species have made their homes among the lush, subtropical habitats of the greater Brisbane area.

  • Funnel-web SpidersFunnel-web Spider (755 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet

    Funnel-web Spiders (Family Hexathelidae) are the most dangerous spiders in Australia, and potentially the world.
  • Garrett Steam Traction Engine (361 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Garrett Steam Traction Engine
  • Gecko surveyScience Survey

    Asian House Geckos may be spreading and they may be a growing problem for our own native geckos. So we want your help. Have you seen geckos scampering through your house at night? Take the survey and contribute to science research about where they have spread.
  • Giant Wood Moth and Witchetty GrubsGiant Wood Moths and witchetty grubs (287 KB) pdf document iconAustralia is famous for its wood moths of the genus Endoxyla in the family Cossidae. Their fame is partly because their caterpillars are the true 'witchetty grubs' of traditional Aboriginal diet, but mostly from the fact that the moths themselves are some of the largest in the world.
  • Gold Diesel No. 1281 (413 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the diesel engine, Gold Diesel No. 1281
  • Golden Orb-weaversGolden Orb-weavers (241 KB) pdf document iconIn Australia, female Golden Orb-weavers (Nephila spp.) are perhaps our most familiar spiders.
  • Gordian WormGordian Worm (315 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet


    Requests for identification and information about gordian worms are common for Queensland Museum staff during spring and summer (September to February).
  • Great Railway Journeys of Australia Education Kit (2165 KB) pdf document iconUnit and Lesson Plan

    Specially designed to provide activities for a younger audience. This kit includes activities to do while visiting the exhibition Great Railway Journeys of Australia and back in the classroom.
  • Habitat GameInteractive Game
    Many spiders live and wander around your house and garden. Do you know where to find them? This game requires the Flash player.
  • Hat Parade! (399 KB) pdf document iconLyrics
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (2653 KB) mp3 document iconMusic
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (2653 KB) mp3 document iconSong
    This audio file supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hat Parade! (833 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hat Parade! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection of early childhood books.
  • Hello Bird! (841 KB) pdf document iconTeacher Notes and Student worksheets
    This PDF supports educational outcomes for Hello Bird! from the Queensland Museum Kids' Collection. Hello Bird! is a fun early childhood book featuring exquisite watercolour illustrations by 19th century naturalist John Gould.
  • History of the Teddy BearHistory of the Teddy Bear (358 KB) pdf document iconActivity sheet

    Have you ever wonder why stuffed bears are always called ‘Teddy Bears’. It’s actually an interesting story.
  • Sustainable environmentsHuman impact on populations (1613 KB) pdf document iconHuman impact on native populations is a case study approach to analysing how humans have impacted on animal populations. A series of slides featuring displays from the Queensland Museum's Endangered Species exhibition is presented.
  • Humanoid discovery (1043 KB) pdf document iconThe Humanoid Discovery Education Resource Booklet has been developed to provide teachers with resources to plan successful learning experience and interaction with objects and information in the exhibition.
  • Humanoid Discovery Curriculum Links (56 KB) pdf document iconCurriculum links to support a visit to Humanoid Discovery (13 Dec 2014 - 15 July 2015) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum.
  • Humanoid Discovery Education Kit (5448 KB) pdf document iconEducation Kit to support a visit to Humanoid Discovery (13 Dec 2014 - 15 July 2015) in the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum. The kit includes pre, during and post activities.
  • The Humpback WhaleHumpback Whales (236 KB) pdf document icon

    Fact Sheet


    The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) occurs in all oceans of the world. Its predictable migration routes between winter breeding and summer feeding grounds once made it an easy target for whalers.

  • Hunslet Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive (459 KB) pdf document iconFact Sheet

    Fact sheet about the steam engine, Hunslet Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotive
  • Huntsman SpidersHuntsman Spiders (266 KB) pdf document iconFact sheet


    There are 148 described huntsman species in Australia with at least four common species found in Brisbane.
  • I am a Palaeontologist (672 KB) pdf document iconDiscovery Trail for all the dinosaurs and marine reptiles found at MTQ. (colour with full scientific name)
  • I am a Palaeontologist - Dinosaur Detective (318 KB) pdf document iconEarly Childhood dinosaur - I spy sheet for self-led visit (B & W images)
  • I am a Palaeontologist - Muttaburrasaurus (328 KB) pdf document iconWorksheet can be used as basis for discussion and filled in post museum visit or completed while examining Muttaburrasaurus skull. Lower grades may require assistance.
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